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Intermittent operation. Appears thermostat

Xantrex RS 400 inverter
Intermittent operation. Appears thermostat related.Will run for hours or minutes before it shuts down. After a short period of time it will restart on it's own.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my inverter couldnt take charge and appears F03

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No solution so far. But wanted to tell you that I'm having the same problem. I went through a lot of time, money and effort without success. Xantrex has abandoned me not responding to my e-mails anymore.
There could be a problem with the way it is (or not) grounded. I'm still experimenting.
I'm using a cheap $39.00 westmarine as a replacement. A bit noisy but so far much more reliable!

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I have lenovo g550...my screen flickers in every 5minutes...


Failing Inverter An inverter, typically found inside a laptop computer, consists of a small board, which has impregnated electronic circuits stamped on it. Inverters look like thin boards about the of two sticks of chewing gum. The inverter and its bulb control the intensity of the liquid crystal display, which lights the screen monitor. The computer can control the output voltage of the inverter and either lighten or darken the screen. A special type of inverter can adjust the brightness of the screen by using an internal sensor to judge the room brightness, and then adjust the screen accordingly. Failing inverters give off some specific warning signs, which can be recognized by observing different screen characteristics.

Short Intermittent Display Upon turning on the laptop, the screen flashes on in the normal mode for a short period and then blinks to black. A very faint image appears in a dark background, which will be very hard to see almost invisible. After shutting off the laptop and restarting, the same mode occurs, where the screen appears normal for a few seconds then fades to black. This condition points to a failed inverter. To confirm this, plug in an operational external monitor; if the external monitor functions, the inverter has failed. b> Total Blackout with Ghost image b> The laptop turns on, as indicated by the power supply button, but the screen comes up black. The screen comes up black after restart. You might be able to detect a very dim or ghost-like image on the monitor. When you plug in a known functioning external monitor, the external monitor operates normally. This mode of display indicates a failed inverter. b> Long Term Periodic Operation b> With this failure mode, the laptop screen illuminates normally upon start-up and remains that way after several minutes, hours or even days, until it goes very dark again. Brightness controls or restoration attempts do not work. Most often, the screen will function normally with a computer restart, but will eventually return to black. Faint ghost images might appear, as seen in the total blackout mode. b> Dark With Color Variation b> Upon computer start-up, the monitor shows black or dark gray, accompanied by very faint images. The screen might have an intermittent color change, or remain on with a non-standard color variation, like pink or red. b> Auto Control Switch b> If the screen appears black, with no faint or ghost images, look for the lid switch near the back hinge. The switch, when depressed with a closed lid, shuts off the computer and monitor functions. Sometimes the switch becomes stuck in the closed position, disallowing the computer and monitor to turn on when opened. Pushing the switch manually several times can often free it up. If the switch tab has broken or jammed inside the case, it needs replacing. b> Loose Connection In this mode, the display looks normal upon start-up, but tapping the side case of the computer turns the screen black. More tapping results in the screen functioning normally then cutting out again. This condition points to a loose wire connection from the inverter to the LCD backlight lamp, or the video cable. The connectors can be accessed by removing the monitor bezel screws and pulling the plastic retainer off. Both connectors can be cleaned and refitted.

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Xantrex powerpack 400 pluse air compressor needs new piston were can i find one


http://www.xantrex.com/power-products-support/overview.aspx

That link will probably not get you much help but it is all Xantrex offers for out of warranty products. You may be better off to find a small compressor at Walmart or autoparts store and see if you can adapt it to the space in the PP400.

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We have blown 2 xantrex 3.0 and dont know why. there r 2 in the coach but only #1 keeps poping. it only controlls microwave and refridgerator. we do have a surge guard plu /ats and it still only pops that...


Looks like I have found the problem with why my two inverters smoked. I did not have shore power and was using a Generator. I purchased a New Generac 7kw gen. Well there is a short between the Neutral and the Ground on the Gen. Not sure if this intended or a defect. So When I connected it and the Inv sensed shore power the charger would come on and in about 15 min it would just burn up. Never tripped the breaker. This is a design short fall in the inverter and it should have a protection circuit to warn you and shut it down, I am using this in my camp and it almost burned down my camp! I have switch to a different brand inverter now.

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I have a Xantrex 2400-12 two years old, installed off grid in a vacation home in Mexico, a service call is not an option. The inverter quit working, flashes "888" and shuts off. I have a trace...


First off I am not in this for the money. If your not satisfied with the information below simply reject the solution so that you can hear from other experts.

The 888 flashing is telling you that the inverter has lost DC power momentarily. This can be from broken strands in the battery cables or an internal wiring problem in the inverter. Check the battery cables for corrosion. Remove the terminals check for battery post corrosion and visually inspect each bable to terminal connection from the battery connector to the inverter DC Power connections.
Here is something to keep in mind. A DC power cable only needs one tiny strand of wire to indicate voltage on a meter. However, if there is any load on the AC side that tiny strand of wire that is giving you the proper DC reading may in fact drop well below 10.5 V DC and simply cause the unit to automatically shut off even with no load.

Explain your situation to Xantrex using the link below and they may be able to help you due to the fact that you do not have a local "post warranty service provider" in Mexico:

If your product requires troubleshooting or warranty service, contact your

dealer.

If you are unable to contact your dealer, or the dealer is unable to provide

service, contact Xantrex directly at:

Direct returns may be performed according to the Xantrex Return Material

Authorization Policy described in your product manual. For some products,

Xantrex maintains a network of regional Authorized Service Centers. Call

Xantrex or check our website to see if your product can be repaired at one of

these facilities.

What proof of purchase is required? In any warranty claim, dated proof of

purchase must accompany the product and the product must not have been

disassembled or modified without prior written authorization by Xantrex.

Proof of purchase may be in any one of the following forms:

• The dated purchase receipt from the original purchase of the product at

point of sale to the end user, or

• The dated dealer invoice or purchase receipt showing original equipment

manufacturer (OEM) status, or

• The dated invoice or purchase receipt showing the product exchanged

under warranty

Telephone: 1 360-925-5097

Fax: 1 360-925-5143
Web: www.xantrex.com/support
customerservice@xantrex.com

The owner's guide is here:
http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Power-Inverters/Xantrex-Inverters-Digital/XPower_200-400-800_Digital(975-0176-01-01_Rev-B).pdf

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My powersource400 have never last more than 4 hour and that is with a destop and a 75 watt bulb.


Assuming a car battery with a capacity of 70Ah at its nominal voltage of 12V, the total energy stored in it amounts to 12V * 70Ah = 940Wh.

Your Xantrex XPower 400 Inverter is designed to deliver continuous power of 320W at a specified efficiency of 90% (I doubt that, this degree may be achieved for ideal conditions of load / outside temperature / air humidity / current beer price, but not for the whole power range, but let it be 90% for the argument's sake).

Lets assume your desktop needs 150W of power (no high end CPU or graphics board involved), plus the 75W light bulb, plus 10% loss due to power conversion, gives a total of ~280W power need.
This is well inside specs, so no problem here.

However, your battery can deliver this power for 940Wh / 280W = 3.8h only until its completely depleted.

Your observation of four hours of time from full charge to depletion is thus quite exactly what you can expect, you have no reason for complaints unless you were promised a longer time under the conditions you give.

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Hi Schnupfy,

Well, it may be advertised as 1800 watts, but that is a peak. While the 230 VAC may be dead on target, don't expect it to run a mig welder.

Sustained high output is totally dependent upon the power source. What it's doing is protecting itself. DCDC Shutdown indicated 'An overload or system Fault'

Possible problems that would cause this:

  • The load is too high (what is the load?)
  • The power source is intermittent or weak
  • The power source is run through a distribution panel or isolator (Voltage drop)
  • The wiring from the 12VDC source is too long for the gauge used
Click here for a PDF copy of the manual. It is quite well documented.

BEST REGARDS,
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First try blowing it out the unit with compressed air to see if there is large amounts of accumulated dirt inside, look for black soot on the center of the air outlet side.

Intermittent problems are the hardest to troubleshoot.

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